Bravo is seriously shaking things up for the 14th season of Real Housewives of New York City. The show’s popularity has waned, and viewers are fed up with the same faces and storylines. Fans were particularly excited about one “RHONY” housewife. In a Nicki Swift poll, 142 out of 574 respondents said Ramona Singer, an OG from New York City, was their least favorite franchise. Unsurprisingly, given Singer’s outspoken stance against COVID-Vax mandates and alleged racist remarks about the show’s first black cast member, Eboni K. Williams.
The Daily Mail reported that taping of the season 13 and 14 reunion show has been put on hold due to “declining ratings and cast chaos.” They noted that the show had reached its lowest viewership, with only 164,000 viewers. “All hell is breaking loose behind the scenes,” a source claimed. It was clear that something had to change, and it had to change as soon as possible before the apple rotted to the core.
When Bravo announced his radical new plans for the show, it brought more than a few (surgically pinched) noses out of joint — and a whole host of reality stars out of work. Andy Cohen confirmed the news that “RHONY” fans were hoping for: They’d changed the entire cast. Bravo featured newcomers Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank, Brynn Whitfield and Jenna Lyons on her Instagram. So, among the seven preparing to get real, who is “RHONY” newcomer Ubah Hassan?
Ubah Hassan is a hot and naughty model
Fans stayed hooked until October 16 as to what was really going on with the cast of The Real Housewives of New York. The question was finally answered, per bravo, during a special taping of Watch What Happens Live at BravoCon 2022. Production begins in the fall, and the show will air in 2023. Andy Cohen announced the replacement cast as the newcomers strutted onto the stage, surprising the screaming audience. “This is a group of friends,” Cohen said, sharing that they lived across New York. “I told you before that your life will change,” he continued.
Well, that’s an understatement. A Google frenzy was sparked as fans searched for information on everyone. Nicki Swift can save you the hassle of Ubah Hassan. We have the 411 on the latest Real Housewife and she’ll have no trouble filling any of the old cast’s Louboutins.
Hassan is a model with a unique global background. According to The Fashion Spot, she was born in Somalia before fleeing the war to Kenya. Her mother and siblings moved to Ethiopia but reunited seven years later in Calgary, Canada. Per Page Six, Hassan relocated to the Big Apple after being signed by the Click Model agency. However, she is more than just a pretty face. Hassan is also a successful entrepreneur. She created and owns Ubah Hot, a sauce that Oprah has even endorsed.
Ubah Hassan has a heart as big as her smile
Real Housewives of New York City newcomer Ubah Hassan has a passion for several things in life. Aside from modeling, one of her driving forces is her activism and philanthropic work. According to The Fashion Spot, Hassan strives to introduce more diversity into the fashion world and devotes much of her free time to working with global charity TOMS. The NGO has set itself the task of raising funds to enable people in need to access mental health treatment.
Hassan is also interested in healthy living and clean eating without sacrificing flavor or pleasure. “Even though I found myself in a modeling career where I had to watch what I eat to stay fit, I wanted to find a way to honor my taste buds and my passion for food,” she told Page Six. “And a way to enjoy the taste of food without compromising on health and radiance.” Hassan is clearly a whiz kid in the kitchen. Not only does she create her own line of hot sauces, but she also loves to cook up a storm. In fact, Hassan admitted to The Fashion Spot that if she hadn’t become a model, she would become a chef.
As if she wasn’t multifaceted enough, Hassan also shares dating advice — which will likely serve her well in her new reality TV career. In a piece for Fox News Magazine, Hassan advised Jungs to always be gentlemen and to pay attention to a friend’s girlfriends if they are interested in her.